After the complete renovation of the Ford Super Duty, it was time Chevrolet moved the tab with its Silverado Heavy Duty, also known as Silverado HD . These high-capacity machines are drag Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD, the latter available with dual rear wheel configuration “dually”. We can consider that the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado HD newly updated received a aesthetic and technological washing face . Although not change their technical setup, it does increase its towing capacity.
The more capable Silverado HD can tow trailers up to 10.5 tonnes. Almost nothing.
Aesthetically, the Silverado HD received a new grille. Abundant in chrome, with hard features that demand a pick-up of large tonnage, similar to the new face of Ford Super Duty. The remaining body does not vary, and contrary to Ford, its body is cheaper to repair conventional steel. Among the technological innovations of the Silverado HD is the most important Digital Steering Assist . An assistant in conjunction with ESP helps us to control the direction of the vehicle.
is especially useful when you’re driving in heavy or low-grip conditions burdens. Another new feature is the optional pre-installation of a trailer type anchor “fifth-wheel”, the employee for towing loads weighing several tons, similar to those of large trucks and trailers. This combination is especially useful with the Silverado HD equipped with engine 6.6 V8 397 hp turbodiesel Duramax – and over 1,000 Nm of torque – associated with Allison automatic transmissions boxes six relationships.
In combination with the V8 turbodiesel and a rear axle dually, Silverado 3500HD can tow much as 10,523 kilos , stunning 10.5 tonnes. Within these pick-up has also been renewed heavy, especially with regard to infotainment – not to mention improved materials and ergonomics. MyLink using the new system, compatible with Apple Car Auto Play and Android, in conjunction with an 8-inch screen. They also allow wireless mobile phone recharging .
Finally, a Bi-Fuel version was added – compatible with compressed natural gas – for the V8 gasoline engine. One option available to fleets, especially work.
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